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Kim O.

10/31/2022

Shetland Sheepdog

My puppy is healthy and smart. She’s adorable. I’ve had her for a month now, no problems. I gave 4 stars because customer service is very hard to contact and the app crashes frequently.

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Shetland Sheepdog Characteristics

The Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie, is an intelligent, quick, and obedient herding dog from Scotland's remote Shetland Islands. Modern-day "Shelties" are loving, devoted companions for whole families and superstars in dog sports like agility and obedience. With proper training and early socialization, the Sheltie can mesh well with adults, children, and other animals with ease.

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  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Accommodating

Shelties are often mistaken for their larger cousin, the Collie. The two share a similar cone-shaped face and fluffy rough coat, but standing between 13-16 inches at the shoulder, the Shetland Sheepdog is a bit shorter than the Collie. Eager to be trained and directed, the Sheltie is a top-notch competitor and loves to have a job, whether that's competing in an agility course or herding sheep.


The dense undercoat makes these dogs heavy shedders, and we don’t recommend them for people with sensitive allergies. Sheltie families should plan for regular grooming and frequent brushing to keep stray hair to a minimum.  These dogs come in a variety of striking coats, including blue merle and sable.  Shelties are relatively calm in smaller homes and can handle apartment living if they're provided frequent walks. Otherwise, they live their best lives with a fenced-in yard where they can run around. 

This breed is notoriously smart. A combination of their athletic ability, intelligence, and willingness to please makes them a top contender within performance events in their size group. This collection of attributes can make them successful athletes or successful escape artists, depending on how their energy is used. Ensuring these dogs have a job and purpose will help funnel their energy properly and ensure you don't have to chase them down at the dog park.

How dog-friendly is Seattle?

WalletHub has reviewed 100 of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Seattle is ranked as the 17th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the best for outdoor pet friendliness, ranking 11th out of all American cities. Seattle also scored 18th over for pet health and wellness. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Seattle

Seattle has a number of pet-friendly places for you to enjoy the outdoors with your dogs. According to a study from the Trust for Public Land, there are two dog parks for every 100,000 residents. Over a dozen of these are off-leash parks where your dog can play to their heart's content. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are Woodland Dog Park, North Acres Dog Park, Westcrest Park, and Shoreview Off Leas Dog Park.


Seattle also has almost a dozen great hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. A few great spots to explore include Seward Park, Discovery Park, Carkeek Park, and Washington Park Arboretum. 

Life in Seattle with a dog

In Seattle, you’ll find over 378 dog-friendly restaurants where you and your furry friend can grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Portage Bay Cafe, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Summit Public House, Bongos, and Bad Jimmy’s Brewery Co.


Seattle has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, spas, and pets stores. One fun place to visit with your dog is the University Village outdoor shopping mall, where you’ll find plenty of dog-friendly shops to take your pooch.


The city is also great for when you need to get around the city with your dog. King County allows pets on public transportation.










If your friend or family are in Seattle for a visit, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels will permit any canine companions for no extra charge. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Belltown Inn, Ace Hotel Seattle, Hotel Max, and Pan Pacific Seattle.

Popular dog breeds in Seattle

Seattle is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retriever, French Bulldogs, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and Havanese. No matter, what kind of breed you choose to add to your family, you’ll find plenty of similar canines across the city.

 

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